Archives for August 2013

The Most Important College Decision? Early Decision!

I recently attended “Exploring College Options,” an event where admissions officers from top universities deliver joint information sessions on their admissions processes. During the Q&A session, a student asked if there was advantage to applying under the Early Decision (ED) plan. The Duke University representative replied that there certainly … [Read more...]

Student Loans: Should You Borrow Against Your House To Pay Them Off?

American consumers currently owe around $1 trillion in student loan debt and many of them are paying it back at a higher interest rate than what they would pay on a home equity loan. So if you’re a student that’s having difficulty repaying a student loan, is it a good idea to repay it by borrowing against a house? Well unfortunately, the answer … [Read more...]

Community College to 4-Year: California’s TAG Program

As a way to save money, many students choose to go to a community college for the first 2 years and then move on to a 4-year university to complete their degree. It’s a smart financial move. If you’re considering going to a community college in California and then transferring to a University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) … [Read more...]

August Newsletter 2013: Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal & More

  Happy August from beautiful British Columbia! This email is coming to you from the Okanagen Valley. I know I'm biased (being Canadian myself), but B.C. is pretty awesome. Has your student considered any Canadian colleges in their college selection process? The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University are two great … [Read more...]

College: Freezing Tuition

Lawmakers across the U.S. are considering imposing a 0% increase on tuition sticker prices, forcing institutions, and sometimes the legislature, to reconsider their budgets. We have also seen many colleges recently join the “tuition freeze” bandwagon. But what is a tuition freeze? A tuition freeze is when a college or university locks-in a … [Read more...]